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Monday, February 3, 2020

February 2020 Challenge - Create A Masculine Card or Project

HELLO CRAFTY, PEEPS!
We are back for another month of creative inspiration.  There are some genres of cards that are more challenging to create than others.  Masculine cards are at the top of my list, which is why I choose to make Man Cards the theme of my hosting month!
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Before we get started, we want to welcome our newest resident designer, Deezy!

Hi, my name is Deezy (sounds like Daisy)
I live in a place called Zoetermeer, somewhere in the Netherlands. In daily life I am, besides a wife and mother, an activity supervisor in a psychiatric institution. When I'm not using my free time to craft you can find me spending time with my family. Over the years I have tried almost every craft possible but a number of hobbies remain my favorite. I love making cards. I have been making cards for many years since the early 1990s. I enjoy using many different techniques and mediums. Currently, I am really enjoying all kinds of stamping techniques. I am so grateful to be here and I look forward to card making with you!
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Winner's Badge


Winner's Prize
Bugaboo Stamps is offering a $12.00 Gift Code
which approximates the value of four (4) digital images.
The Gift Code will be sent directly to the winner by Bugaboo Stamps


JANUARY TOP SPROUTS
Playing the Optional Twist: CAS





Playing Anything Goes

Top Sprout



CONGRATULATIONS!
Thanks so much for your wonderful entries!  It was not easy narrowing down our choices. 

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DESIGN TEAM INSPIRATION
Lady 

Becca





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Monday, January 6, 2020

JANUARY 2020 CHALLENGE - ANYTHING GOES W/OPTIONAL TWIST: CAS (Clean and Simple)

Hello, Crafty Makers!
Welcome to a new year of challenges at A Place To Start.  We are so excited about our new teammates and we have lots of fun challenges planned for the year.  It seemed only fitting to get the year off to a "Clean" start.  We can hardly wait to see your designs.

We are sponsored this month by
BUGABOO STAMPS
Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of paper crafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was seven years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 

Winner's Prize
Bugaboo Stamps is offering a $12.00 Gift Code
which approximates the value of four (4) digital images.
The Gift Code will be sent directly to the winner by Bugaboo Stamps

DECEMBER HONORS

TOP SPROUTS
Top Sprout
#18 - Esther

#102 - Carole J.

#72 - Art by Zowie Dixon

Niki1 - Monique

Rising Star Badge

Clever Gift Card Holder

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Thanks, so much to our Guest Designer!

RIA



DESIGN TEAM INSPIRATION
We are so proud to welcome our new members:  
Karthikha, Ruthie, Lady Anne, and Susan. 

Using Butterfly Rose Corner

Cass

Carol

Using Cat Love





Using Tulip Hedge



Using Unicorn
 AJ


 Shell

 Lady Anne
Using Birthday

 Karthikha

Using Bugaboo Freebies

Using Ginger Bowl


Using I Heart U Bear

JANUARY CRAFTING TIP:  Check out the "Get The Right Paper" chart in our sidebar.  This is invaluable when buying paper for special projects!  The Resident Designers




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